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Poster: wisconsindead Date: May 18, 2011 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the Deal

Well I will let it be known that I am almost 23, so never saw a dead show. However i do recall seeing jerry's face on the cover of a magazine at the grocery store with my mom back in the day. It must have been right when he died. At any rate the only deal I know i've listened to by JGB is the shoreline DVD release. I guess part of my thing is that I know a few peeps who should listen to more dead instead of JGB (or at least thats how I feel) so I am bias hehe. BUT, i still think the dead are only amazing together, they're pretty good apart. 7/9 is more textbook IMO, 7/19 is a bit more epic and raging out there

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: May 18, 2011 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the Deal

way to go wisconsindead -- it warms my heart to see this new generation of deadheads getting on the bus.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: May 18, 2011 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the Deal

thank you sir. I also worry about the decrease of heads. I think the fact that the dead seems so hard to comprehend, most are deterred. Even my deadhead buddies dont get dark star or the early stuff. Its a whole new ball park (for my first 5 years of dead listening i was mostly 80s and thought early 70s and especially 60s were lack luster; oh how wrong i was). The big thing I think, is that these amazing moments in music need to be listened to a few times before they can be fully grasped, so most hear it and forget it. I recall listening to my first dark star and considering it an accomplishment to have listened to the whole thing. I didnt find it amazing at all, i now really love that dark star (DP 2). Also, any of those peeps that are into the scene (which i am not) tend to prefer concerts, drugs and techno (yet where dead t-shirts). Idk but i hope we arent a dying breed, and i really hope my kids will like the dead.

thats my babble and 1 cent due to inflation, or is it 3 cents?

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: May 18, 2011 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the Deal

re: hoping your kids like the dead -- don't worry, it's easy!
Just start them out listening from birth. and they'll have those 10,000 hours it supposedly takes to become an expert in anything under their belts before you know it -- to the point where my 10 and 13 year old kids sing weird-Al style parodies. Most recent -- St. Stephen starts up and they young one sings right on cue: hey mom, I hate this song, whenever it plays I feel so wrong!
Now my big problem is that they want to go to a show (Furthur, DSO, 7 Walkers) and as you mentioned there is A LOT about the scene at shows that is totally all wrong for impressionable young minds.

This post was modified by shakeitupnow on 2011-05-18 20:55:35

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Poster: splue Date: May 18, 2011 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the Deal

youtube is making 2morrows manchoovian candidate thingies

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 18, 2011 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the Deal

Oh that's great.